Appalled at endangered targets for kids’ archery

OlympiaJuly 13, 2014 

I am all for kids participating in a variety of sports. Archery is not often mentioned. At first I was intrigued by the photo (July 7) but learning about their targets certainly set my teeth on edge.

Why on Earth are we encouraging them to aim at animals, some endangered in their homelands? “Unique targets” they are; a dictionary definition is “most unusual, rare.”

Plain, old-fashioned bullseye targets are far preferable for children, no? Or do we want them to regard these animals as fair game? And what’s next, the neighbor’s pet dog or cat?

Ethel W. Dick


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